[Freegis-list] Re: Free 3D viewer for maps on Planet format

Stefano Maffulli stef at zoomata.com
Mon Sep 13 22:43:45 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 17:26, Terracopter TS wrote:
> > I couldn't find any hint that this is free-as-in-freedom software.  
> Sorry if I missed some requirement regarding this mailing list. 

The purpose of this list is to support Free Software.

Free Software on this list is defined by the four freedom put forward by
the FSF in the late 1980s[1].  "Open Source" is a failed marketing term
from 1998 trying to describe the same set of software by definition.

You can read about why we speak about Free Software [2].

BTW, strictly speaking, it is not against Free Software asking for
personal details before allowing the download of software as those that
download it the first time receive the right to distribute the program


[1] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
[2] http://fsfeurope.org/documents/whyfs.en.html

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